I think the time has come – I both look and feel pregnant. During the shower this weekend, both Caitlin’s mom and aunt said “Girl there is no doubt you are pregnant!” and any glimpse I get of myself passing by a mirror takes me by surprise. I think my stomach is actually bigger than it feels! I still think it’s flat, and it is not!
It seemed to come out almost overnight on Saturday. I woke up in the morning and swore it was bigger and rounder. Not only is it protruding more, but it’s wider too! My uterus is firm on the sides of my stomach – an indication that it’s poking out beyond my ribs.
I’m feeling pretty good overall. On and off SI pain (more if I stand, less if I sit) and a little bit of fatigue. Sometimes after a long day I just want to collapse on the couch for a rest, but then something else happens and I’m up doing stuff again!
I noticed over the weekend that my stomach spaces seems to have significantly shrunk. I didn’t eat great over the weekend, so maybe it was just different foods in general that left me feeling this way, but I just feel full really fast. I felt like I was full all day on Sunday but none of my meals were very large. I couldn’t even finish my salmon at dinner – no more space. I sort of want to push down on my stomach when this happens and create more room, which is why I think it’s bump related.
I’ve debated blogging about this, but I’m an oversharer and I think for the sake of other pregnant women’s curiously it should be shared that I have colostrum!!! (If you don’t know what that is, it’s the nutrient-dense, thick milk that comes out before your normal breast milk “comes in” a few days after birth.) Apparently I’ve had it since 16 weeks, but I never noticed anything. One of my mom friends commented that the veins in my chest were SUPER blue and I felt a little engorged, so she told me to…squeeze around. Sure enough something came out! Just a tinnnny bit, but I was totally shocked and totally happy that for once in my life my boobs did something productive!!
Baby movements continue to make me smile all day long. They are getting stronger too. Do you remember those water babies that came out when we were little? Floppy, rubbery dolls filled with water? I feel like I have one of those in me. All of the movements have a bit of bounce to them – like rubber. It’s not like a stick is poking me, but more like a Gumby in there! Matt has felt them once or twice, but for the most part every time I try to get him to feel in a series of bumps, the baby stops moving. Little stinker!
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